Royals bring up right-hand reliever Aaron Brooks

The Royals’ 11-man bullpen lasted all of three games. To add depth to the unit, the team selected the contract of right-hander Aaron Brooks, who will be available to aid the club until reliever Louis Coleman returns from a bone bruise in his right middle finger.

Royals-Tigers lineups for Wednesday

The weather is lovely here at Comerica Park for the second game of the Royals season, which starts at noon on Fox Sports KC and KCSP (610 AM). The forecast calls for freezing rain on Thursday morning, so this feels like a welcome reprieve. Here are the lineups as Jason Vargas faces Max Scherzer:

Royals soak in scene before first pitch on Opening Day

Before him stood the 25 men deemed the most promising Royals club in 20 years. The sun shone as the players stretched. The temperature was in the low 50s, crisp enough for hoodies, but comfortable enough to enjoy Opening Day. The setting was idyllic. Unless, of course, you are Royals manager Ned Yost, one of baseball’s most committed non-romantics.

Ned Yost says Wade Davis will be set-up man in Royals bullpen

For most of spring training, Royals manager Ned Yost stressed that a committee of relievers would handle the eighth-inning. With Opening Day a little more than 24 hours away, Yost says Wade Davis will be his set-up man, and the last link on the bridge to All-Star closer Greg Holland.